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Middle East Roundup: May 9, 2017

Abbas says he is ready to meet with Netanyahu ‘to make peace’ (JNS.org) Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas said Tuesday he is ready to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as part of President Donald Trump’s renewed peace efforts. “We affirmed to [Trump] that we are ready to cooperate with him and meet […]

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Middle East Roundup: May 8, 2017

  Palestinian terrorist prisoner Barghouti caught secretly eating during hunger strike (JNS.org) Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan revealed Sunday that convicted Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti, who has led a hunger strike in Israeli prisons, has been caught secretly eating. A video released by the Israel Prison Service (IPS) shows security camera recordings of Barghouti […]

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Middle East Roundup: May 1, 2017

UNESCO plans anti-Israel vote on Israel’s Independence Day (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The cultural body of the United Nations is expected to adopt a resolution Tuesday, on Israel’s Independence Day, classifying Israel as an “occupying power” in Jerusalem. UNESCO is also expected to conclude that the Cave of the Patriarchs and Rachel’s Tomb, both Jewish […]

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Middle East Roundup: April 25, 2017

Tel Aviv terror attack prompts Israeli government to suspend entry permits (JNS.org) The Israeli Defense Ministry suspended the issuing of single-day permits for Palestinians to enter Israel Sunday, following a terror attack initiated by an 18-year-old Palestinian who stabbed four people on Tel Aviv’s beachfront promenade. The injured pedestrians—a man in his 70s, and two […]

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Middle East Roundup: April 24, 2017

UN chief vows to combat anti-Israel bias and anti-Semitism (JNS.org) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reassured Jewish community leaders Sunday that he would oppose any anti-Israel bias at the United Nations. “As secretary-general of the United Nations, I consider that the state of Israel needs to be treated as any other state,” Guterres said at […]

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Middle East Roundup: April 18, 2017

UN: Allies knew of Jewish Holocaust years earlier than previously known (JNS.org) Newly released United Nations documents reveal that the Allied powers knew about the Jewish Holocaust carried out by Hitler’s Nazi regime at least two-and-a-half years earlier than previously thought. As early as December 1942, the United States, the United Kingdom and the former […]

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Middle East Roundup: April 17, 2017

Rabbi brutally attacked in Ukraine last fall has died of his injuries (JNS.org) Rabbi Menachem Mendel Deitsch, who was badly beaten in a vicious attack and robbery in Ukraine last October, died April 15 from his wounds, Chabad announced Sunday. He will be remembered for his efforts in strengthening Jewish life in France, Israel and […]

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Middle East Roundup: April 10, 2017

Israel slams Marine Le Pen for denying French responsibility in Holocaust roundup (JNS.org) The Israeli government condemned French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen for comments absolving France of responsibility for the roundup of thousands of Jews who were deported to the Auschwitz death camp during the Holocaust. Le Pen, the leader of the far-right National […]

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Middle East Roundup: April 4, 2017

Suspected chemical attack in Syria kills at least 68, including 11 children (JNS.org) A suspected gas attack, carried out by either Syria’s government or Russian jets, killed at least 68 people—including 11 children—in the Syrian province of Idlib Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the gas attack caused dozens of people to […]

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Middle East Roundup: April 3, 2017

With Passover in mind, Jerusalem security bolstered after attacks (JNS.org) Following two Palestinian stabbing attacks in Jerusalem’s Old City within a week, a senior officer from the Israel Police has warned of a possible increase in terror attacks during the upcoming Passover holiday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to visit Jerusalem during Passover, […]

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Middle East Roundup: March 28, 2017

30 pastors witness lifesaving Israeli volunteer EMS methods in Jerusalem (JNS.org) A special delegation from the U.S. organized by Christians United for Israel (CUFI) traveled to Jerusalem last week and visited the headquarters of United Hatzalah, an Israeli volunteer-based emergency medical services (EMS) organization. According to a statement released by Hatzalah’s international spokesperson, the CUFI […]

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Middle East Roundup: March 20, 2017

  Iran’s supreme leader calls objectifying women a ‘Zionist plot’ (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei took to Twitter Sunday to share his views on gender issues and asserted that the objectification of women in Western society is the product of “a Zionist plot.” In a series of tweets for Iranian […]

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Middle East Roundup: March 14, 2017

Delegation of North-African Arab journalists calls Israel ‘Western and free’ (JNS.org) Following an invitation from Hassan Kaabiya, Israel’s deputy spokesman for Arab media, a group of six North African journalists and bloggers is visiting Israel this week as guests of the Israeli Foreign Ministry. During their trip, the Algerian and Tunisian journalists are meeting with […]

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Middle East Roundup: March 13, 2017

Israel arrests members of Hamas terror cells in Judea and Samaria (JNS.org) Israel’s Shin Bet security agency Sunday announced the arrest of two Palestinian men who had planned to carry out terror attacks on behalf of Hamas in Judea and Samaria. A joint operation between the Shin Bet and Israel Defense Forces (IDF) led to […]

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